News and Events

Check back often to discover exciting and new things happening in the College of Natural Science and Mathematics at the University of Central Arkansas.

3rd Annual Pseudoscience Fair Thursday 10/12

The 3rd Annual Pseudoscience Fair is Thursday, October 12th, from Noon-3:00 pm in Arkansas Hall.  It is hosted by the STEM Residential College. The classes of Biology I, College Chemistry I, Philosophy, Psychology, and Music Appreciation are participating. You are invited to stop by and see what our students have been working on!

New Planetarium Show

The “Edge of Darkness” is showing at Griffin Planetarium, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm on 10/6, 10/7, 10/13 & 10/14. 

The one-hour show include a tour of the evening sky, flights around the universe, and the new full-dome movie “Edge of Darkness” which features discoveries of space missions to comets, asteroids, and outer solar system worlds.

The planetarium is located in the Conway Corporation for the Sciences. Doors open at 7:30pm and close promptly at 8 pm. Seating Limited!

For directions and for the remaining Fall 2017 schedule, please click on Planetarium website. 

 

Cyber Range Announcement

Governor Asa Hutchinson Wednesday announced that a $500,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education will be provided to the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) to help pay for a fully functional dedicated cyber range for educational training—a first-of-its-kind operation. 

For the full story, please read the UCA News Announcement.

Please click here for the Bear Tales Youtube video highlights.

Jewel Moore Nature Reserve Photography Contest

 

Digital photographs of nature or of humans interacting with nature must be taken in the Jewel Moore Nature Reserve, in the restored creek adjacent to the HPER, in the natural areas behind Lewis Science Center (including Culwell Natural Area and rain garden), or at the Steel Creek field station along the Buffalo River. Photographs of organisms taken from these areas and photographed in the lab may also be submitted (e.g. protists, algae, insects).

Contest is open to all UCA students, faculty, staff and alumni.  Deadline for submission November 1, 2017.

Please read link for submission details:  JMNR Photocontest 4 2 2017

 

STEM Career Fair 10/11/17

Dean Addison Kicks off Challenge Week 2017

CNSM Dean Stephen Addison kicks off Challenge Week next Monday, 10/2, with this topic “Algorithms: What they are, How we use them, and Why you should know about them” in Doyne Auditorium at 5 pm.  Reception to follow.

The Schedler Honors College Challenge Week theme is  “Brave New Algorithms: How ‘Big Data’ Shapes Our World and runs October 2-6.

For all the details, please go to Challenge Week.

CNSM Events during UCA’s Family Day September 30, 2017

Open House 10:30 am-12:00 pm Conway Corporation Center for Sciences Lobby

Bruce Street Tailgating 3:00 – 5:00 pm  – The STEM Residential College in Arkansas Hall, will be hosting a Family Day Tailgating Event from 3:00-5:00 pm at the CNSM Tailgating spot. We will be serving Pulled Pork BBQ, Cole Slaw, Chips and Drinks. The cost for the food is $2. Each Residential College has been tasked with preparing a BBQ sauce for competition (STEM is preparing Kentucky BBQ sauces). The BBQ sauce that receives the most donations wins. Finally, there will be a Corn Hole Tournament. Entry fee is $2.  All money earned from this event will go to the UCA Bear Food Pantry. Reminder: the CNSM tailgate spot is on Bruce street near the Crafton Alumni Pavilion.

Planetarium Show: “Invaders of Mars” 8:00-9:00 pm  Dr. Edmond E. Griffin Planetarium, UCA Conway Corporation Center for the Sciences (Bruce Street)

Enjoy a tour of the universe! Admission is free. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. No admittance once show has begun.

Tailgate with STEM Residential College 9/30!

Residential Colleges, including the STEM Residential College in Arkansas Hall, will be hosting a Family Day Tailgating Event from 3:00-5:00 pm at the CNSM Tailgating spot. We will be serving Pulled Pork BBQ, Cole Slaw, Chips and Drinks. The cost for the food is $2. Each Residential College has been tasked with preparing a BBQ sauce for competition (STEM is preparing Kentucky BBQ sauces). The BBQ sauce that receives the most donations wins. Finally, there will be a Corn Hole Tournament. Entry fee is $2.  All money earned from this event will go to the UCA Bear Food Pantry.
Reminder: the CNSM tailgate spot is on Bruce street near the Crafton Alumni Pavilion. We have a big purple sign so you can’t miss it! Hope to see you there!

Chalk Talk Thursday 9/28/17

The Science of Science on 9/27